Ouch

Sure, teething’s nothing new–both you and your baby endured plenty during that first year. But toddler teething pain can be just as tough or even tougher on your little one, thanks to the big molars that are about to poke through those tender gums.

Sure, teething’s nothing new – both you and your baby endured plenty during that first year. But toddler teething pain can be just as tough or even tougher on your little one, thanks to the big molars that are about to poke through those tender gums. Ouch for both of you.

Your baby is drooling, her chin is irritated and sensitive. Yep, molars are coming through.

Keep a super soft cloth handy to pat her chin. Aquaphor ointment will help any sign of irritating rash. Break out those rubber teething rings and toys again, especially ones that can be chilled. Try giving her some cold water, or rubbing her gums with your clean finger.

It’s not a good idea to give her those old standbys such as ‘chilled carrots’ (she can bite off a chunk and choke). Teething biscuits are messy, but can help soothe. If during the molar eruption, a little blood comes, it’s totally normal. Your toddler can now have acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.

Stay calm and smile because you will have a break until the second round in 12 more months. Avoid homeopathic remedies as they are not FDA approved and can be harmful if swallowed. Consult with your child’s pediatrician to discuss remedies you both feel comfortable with.

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